Faced with financial uncertainty from lawsuits related to the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme, the New York Mets have laid off nearly 10 percent of staff taken from multiple departments.
"Several weeks ago, we made workforce reductions in both the baseball and business operations departments, which amounted to less than 10 percent of our full-time staff," the team said in a statement.
The New York Post reported that the layoffs are from business, scouting and clubhouse personnel. Around 15 people were laid off from non-player personnel that numbers around 180 people, according to the Post.
A team source told the newspaper that the layoffs will not affect player payroll.